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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to drink one beer while on lexapro (escitalopram) 20 mg?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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No: Since you also require Abilify (aripiprazole) keep you mood up , you are experiencing significant difficulties at the serotonin receptor sites in your brain. It would be unwise to add in even one drink of alcohol because it has a significant ability to displace or dislodge medications that bind to serotonin receptor sites and this could lead to a relapse.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 mg. I am tired all the time?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Might be the medicat: Sometimes Lexapro (escitalopram) or other antidepressants can cause fatigue. For some people they try alternative routes to help the fatigue assuming that the depression has been helped. These include exercise, yoga, excellent food , and meditation.

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Last updated May 2, 2016

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